St Joseph’s College is a Catholic 7-12 high school operated by St Joseph’s Parish, Tweed Heads, assisted by the Lismore Diocese Catholic Education Office.
SJC works closely with its parents and the community to fulfill the important role of educating the youth of the Tweed Heads region. Our motto, ‘Peace through Justice’ is modified from Pope Pius XII’s motto ‘Opus Justitiae Pax’ – The work of justice is peace. This original motto was taken up in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. The motto transcends the circumstances of those times to inspire each of us through significant effort in our personal lives, to establish community at local and international levels. The dove of peace reinforces this message.
“LEST WE FORGET”
On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minutes’ silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.
St Joseph’s College assembled in the Doyle Centre for a Remembrance Day Ceremony on Monday 11/11 to pay tribute to the men and women who serve in our defence forces and remember those who have died or suffered in conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest We Forget
Farewell Year 12
The end of last term saw our College farewell our Year 12 students following thirteen years of formal schooling.
The College community was able to celebrate a beautiful Mass on Thursday 26 September. This was followed by a breakfast cooked and organised by SJC staff for the Year 12 students and then the Graduation Assembly.
Please continue to keep our Year 12 students in your prayers and thoughts as they conclude their HSC examinations. The students will then enjoy their Formal on Thursday 14 November.
We look forward to celebrating the final chapter of their secondary school career and being able to spend a night wishing them the best for their future.
On Thursday, 24 October, four Year 11 students attended an integrity 20 conference held by Griffith University in the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane.
The students witnessed multiple lightning talks, breakout sessions and an interactive seminar discussing contemporary issues such as human rights, mental health, ethical technology, the future of food, the hard work of happiness, compassion, free speech, environmental optimism and international organised crime. Experts answered critical questions about the important issues being experienced in today’s society.
This was an educational and stimulating day to become aware of the issues that impact us on a local, national and global scale.
Finally, we would like to thank Mr Nethery for taking the time to organise and travel to Brisbane for this enlightening excursion.
Ellie Paddon, Lillian Burgess, Giselle McDonald & Amelia Kuhn